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PFAS Inquiry Announced

An inquiry will look at per-and poly-fluoroalkyl substance (PFAS), an ingredient found in some firefighting foams.   Over the 46th Parliament, the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade will undertake a watching brief of government action on PFAS harms and their remediation. The Chair of the PFAS Sub-committee Dr John McVeigh...

Vegetation Fire Sparks In The West

A vegetation fire has broken out in the Expedition State Forest, more than four hours west of Gladstone. It broke out last week and is burning near the Dawson Highway. Firefighters are working to contain the blaze and crews will conduct backburning operations along the Dawson Highway today. Residents may be affected by...

Local Fire Ban Cancelled for Gladstone

UPDATE | The local fire ban in the Gladstone Regional Council and Banana Shire Council areas ended on Friday evening.   The local fire ban remains in place for residents in the Central Highlands, Woorabinda, Livingstone and Rockhampton Local Government areas until 2359 hours Friday, 25 October. EARLIER | Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) has extended...

Wind Warnings Tipped During The Day

Image Credit: The BOM A southeasterly wind change that was noticed in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast on Sunday has now reached Mackay. Strong winds are lingering in its wake. The southeasterly wind change that brought lovely roll clouds to Brisbane and Gold Coast yesterday has now reached #Mackay. Strong winds are lingering...

Travellers Urged To Vaccinate Against Measles

Queenslanders planning on travelling to New Zealand in the coming months should ensure they have been vaccinated against measles. Queensland’s Chief Health Officer, Dr Jeannette Young, said in the past three weeks seven Queenslanders have been diagnosed with measles after recently visiting New Zealand, three have tested positive on the Sunshine...

BREAKING | Adani Awards $100 Million Rail Contract

Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani.  AAP Image/ Cameron Laird Adani has announced the more than $100 million rail contract has been awarded to Australian-founded and operated Martinus Rail, with the contract being delivered out of Rockhampton. In a major win for regional Queensland, the contractor will base itself out of Adani’s newly...
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